Something Neat XXVI: Jack Turner Unfiltered in “Hunted” Publicity Stills

One of the biggest drawbacks to watching 2012’s “Hunted” was the degree to which the cinematographers liked to apply various filters to the end product, frequently rendering scenes murky and details hard to see.  So, it’s always particularly enjoyable when unfiltered publicity pictures of Mr. Malahide as Jack Turner turn up, allowing us to see what he looks like in his natural plumage.  Here are a few examples of Jack Turner unfiltered that we’ve discovered online.

From a Danish site – I’m guessing this is from episode two, “LB“, where Jack tells Dave Ryder just how important the Mysterious Briefcase™ is.  Lovely red on red combination:

Patrick Malahide as Jack Turner in "Hunted" - Jack Turner Unfiltered









This is actually one of Admin’s finds, from a German site – Jack looks a wee bit grumpy here, probably because he appears to be under surveillance:

Patrick Malahide as Jack Turner in "Hunted"








Another of Admin’s finds, from This is from episode eight, “Snow Maiden“, after Jack’s been caught in an explosive blast meant to kill him (but they missed).  Who says you can’t mix polka-dots and stripes?  Also, note the battle damage:

Patrick Malahide as Jack Turner in "Hunted"








And one from a Polish fan site, which I believe is from the first episode, “Mort“, featuring a fetching magenta tie/pink shirt/pinstriped vest combination:

Patrick Malahide as Jack Turner in "Hunted"









For contrast, here’s a grab from the same scene as it was broadcast, except now it’s been filtered:

Patrick Malahide as Jack Turner in "Hunted"








See?  Very washed out and anemic; the colours are hardly visible.  I realize this was the cinematographer’s (and possibly the director’s) stylistic choice, but I really do have to wonder why they went that way.  Sometimes entire episodes (*cough*”LB”*cough*) were so murky you could hardly see anything.  But there’s no reason to hide Jack’s colours, especially when he seems to have put so much thought into his wardrobe.  😉

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